My love for native plants started in 2016 when I added flowerbeds to my all-lawn garden. I chose native plants and was shocked at how fast and how much life they brought into my garden. This made me realize how much we hurt nature and, consequently, ourselves by replacing native plants that are interconnected with all life around them with lawns and ornamental plants. Seeing a powerful solution for climate change and biodiversity loss, I co-founded the Cliffcrest Butterflyway in 2020.
I volunteer full-time as a strategist, and operations manager, in content and website development, event planning and educational outreach.
My teachers have been the plants surrounding me and years of observation.
Dr. Elaine's Soil Food Web School, Foundation Courses 2022
Speaking Engagements and Workshops
March 2023 National Home Show
Feb. 2023 Toronto Nature Stewards
2020-2023 Cliffcrest Butterflyway
2021-2022 Seedy Saturday
2022 Feed Scarborough
2020-2023 Schools JK- Gr.12.
My garden photos have been published in Lorraine Johnson's and Sheila Colla's book 'A Garden For The Rusty-Patched Bumblebee' and in the work of the North American Native Plant Society, NANPS.
With an entrepreneurial journey spanning three decades, I take immense pride in providing exceptional customer service and delivering personalized solutions.